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This report summarises the results of measurements of radioactivity performed by the Environmental Radiation Protection Sector at the Unit of Security, Safety and Radiological Protection (SSRP) of the Joint Research Centre - Ispra Establishment, during 1999, 2000 and 2001.

A brief introduction describes the types of samples, the frequency of sampling, the chemical treatment, the instruments used for the measurements and the statistics for analysing the data. Data are given on the concentrations of the main radio nuclides in precipitation, air, deposition, water, hay, milk, fish and radioactive effluents. The presence of low contamination in the environment is still a consequence of the nuclear accident in Chernobyl and of the fall-out due to nuclear experiments in the atmosphere performed around 1960. The possible doses to the population are due to these causes, since the radioactive effluents discharged by the Establishment in the environment during 1999, 2000 and 2001 are similar in quantity and isotopic composition to those of the years prior to 1999 and imply a negligible effective dose equivalent.

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Authors: D'ALBERTI F, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Unit of Security, Safety and Radiological Protection (SSRP), Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20534 EN (2002), 42pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail:
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